Friday, July 29, 2011

Cole Haan Mens Penny Loafers Before and After


This pair of Cole Haan Mens Penny Loafers were half-soled and heeled.  You may ask, What's a half-sole?  Well, we replace the sole area just behind the wear-area forward.  If you look closely you can see where it is spliced in.  This particular pair had combination heels (a combination of rubber and leather),  which makes for a fancier look.  I really enjoy working on nice shoes like these.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Western Boot Heels Before and After

This pair of boots had very badly worn heels.  Almost to the point that they were completely worn away.  I had to rebuild the heels bases and then put on the cowboy heels.  He will be a little taller now that the heels and heelbase are back where they should be.

TIP...Bring your shoes and boots in before the wear gets into the heelbase and you will save some money on the repair.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Your Shoes Tell People A Lot About You, Shouldn't Your Shoes SHINE!!

Can you tell which one has been shined?

This customer is a contractor who goes from job-site to job-site.  He knows the importance of looking good and selling jobs.  He brings his shoes in often so he can put his best foot forward in the business world.  How about you?  As you can see, it can make a BIG difference.  Also thanks for being my first customer to use our new KLENZ sanitizinig service.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Birkenstock Rebuild Before and After

 This pair of Birkenstocks were in very poor condition, but after a complete rebuild they look nearly new.  We replaced everything except the straps.  The following are some other repairs we can do for your Birkenstocks:
  • Full Resole
  • Heels only
  • Cork repair
  • Reline Footbeds
  • Reattach Buckles
  • Replace Buckles
  • Punch holes in straps

We Can Change Eyelets to Boot Hooks

This customer wanted some eyelets changed to boots hooks to be able to lace them up faster.

Here you see the eyelets we replaced with boot hooks.
We can also change boot hooks to eyelets if you don't like the hooks.  There is also another kind of hook called a stud.  The opening will not get smashed down and pinch the laces.  Those of you who wear this style of boot know what I'm talking about.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Interesting Shoes

Here's another pair of interesting shoes, I thought were pretty cool.  We replaced the dowel lifts (heels) on this pair.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Can You Sew Patches onto Vests?

We can sew your patches onto your vests, jackets, hats, bags, etc.  From small patches like the one in the picture to the very large ones that go on the back.  Bring yours in today.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Interesting Shoes

We put new dowel lifts (heels) on this pair of ladies shoes

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Western Boots Before and After

This is a pair of Sea Bass skin, western boots that were in need of repair.  We put on new soles and heels and polished them up.  I had never seen sea bass boots before, so this was a first for me. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

How Do You Clean Smelly, Stinky Shoes? We KLENZ Them!

I attended the 107th Shoe Service Institute of America Conference this weekend in St. Petersburg, FL and was introduced to this new Machine called the KLENZ.  It is a multi-purpose sanitizer.  It uses nano-silver technology to sanitize and deodorize pretty much anything that accumulates bacteria.  We will use it primarily for shoes and handbags.

Why should you bring your shoes in to use our KLENZ system?
  • Removes all odors
  • Kills 99.7 % of bacteria inside and outside the shoes
  • Helps prevent athletes foot
  • No Chemicals
  •  It takes only one 8 minute cycle in the KLENZ machine

So bring in your stinky, smelly, shoes and let us sanitize and deororize them, it only takes 8 minutes.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Before and After Elastic Replacement

If your shoe doesn't fit like it used to and they include elastic in the design, take a close look at them and see if the elastic has lost its stretch.  Sometime it might be hanging by a thread.  In the case of the picture above it completely broke.  We can fix that, and your shoes will fit much better, like they used to.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Can You Cut Down or Lower Ladies Heels?

I am often asked "Can you can cut down or lower heels?" The answer is YES!  There is however a limit to how much you can take off.  As you lower the heel the weight of walking is shifted towards the back of the shoe.  You don't want to feel like you are leaning backwards.  Most ladies heels like the one pictured here can be lowered as much as 3/8", sometimes 1/2".  That doesn't sound like much, but it can make a big difference.  So, if you find a pair you really like, but the are to high, consider having them lowered.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Interesting Shoes

I thought these shoes had an unusual heel base that you don't see everyday.  So I wanted to show them to you.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

National Odd Shoe Exchange

I have a customer with one foot much larger than the other.  So he has to buy two pair of boots to get a pair that fit him.  In this case he had two size 5 Medium left boots that he couldn't use.  The two boots you see in the photo.  I discovered a charity call National Odd Shoe Exchange that accepts donations of new pairs, mismated pairs or singles to distribute to those in need, including soldiers who have lost limbs in the defense of our country.  So I boxed these up and sent them to National Odd Shoe Exchange (N.O.S.E)  If you have any new shoes consider sending them as well.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Boa Technology Lacing System, Like our page!!

This is the first time I've seen this lacing system.  Red Wing has started using them in some of their boots.  Visit boatechnology to see the many different uses in shoes and boots.  Remember to like our page to have a chance to  win a pair of Tauer and Johnson Shoes or 10 ladies heels repaired.  Drawing August 1, 2011.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Like Edgewood Drive Shoe Repair on Facebook and Win!!

Everyone who likes Edgewood Drive Shoe Repair on Facebook will be entered to win a Free pair of Tauer and Johnson custom-made bench-crafted mens dress shoes or 10 free ladies heels repair. The choice is yours! Drawing will be held on August 1st, 2011. Like Edgewood Drive Shoe Repair on Facebook now!

Happy 4th of July!

We will be closed July 2nd - 4th. We will reopen on July 5th at 9:00am. Have a great 4th of July.